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Thread #173237   Message #4201788
Posted By: Anne Lister
29-Apr-24 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Witch persecution and Wales
Subject: RE: BS: Witch persecution and Wales
Or even by no names at all, Dick. People didn't always need to label other people (we still don't) and sometimes the person you needed was just known by her normal name. In addition to the various terminology, there are different definitions of what people consider to be "witches", and again there still are. A good friend of mine, who was brought up in rural North Wales by her grandmother with a lot of knowledge which some might link to "witches", is always mightily offended to be called a witch. There was nothing in her knowledge connected with pointy hats, broomsticks, meeting in covens, worshipping anyone or anything or having a black cat.